New York Open tennis tournament will bring heavy American presence to Coliseum

New York Open tennis tournament will bring heavy American presence to Coliseum

At least 11 players in the 28-man field of the ATP Tour event are from the U.S., with the world No. 10 John Isner heading that contingent. The field also includes wild-card selection Noah Rubin of Merrick.

When the second New York Open tennis tournament gets underway at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum next month, there will be a heavy American presence.

At least 11 players in the 28-man field of the ATP Tour event are from the U.S., with the world No. 10 John Isner heading that contingent along with No. 33 Steve Johnson and No.  51 Sam Querrey. The field also includes wild-card selection Noah Rubin of Merrick.

The main draw of the tournament begins Feb. 11 and runs through the final on Feb. 17. The other Americans currently in the field are Ryan Harrison, Bradley Klahn, Mackenzie McDonald, Michael Mmoh, Reilly Opelka, Tennys Sandgren and wild card Jack Sock. Currently 19 players are entered through direct acceptance, with qualifying, wild cards and special exemptions filling out the field. Defending champion Kevin Anderson, who defeated Querrey in the inaugural final last year, has also committed. Anderson is currently No. 6 in the world.

The doubles array will feature the all-time great pairing of Mike and Bob Bryan, the Americans reuniting this year after Bob had hip surgery last summer that truncated his season. Sock took Bob Bryan’s place alongside Mike and he rose to No. 2 in the world in doubles because of it. Sock will play doubles at the Coliseum with as yet an undetermined partner. Also in the doubles field is Grand Slam winner Lleyton Hewitt, who will play with up and coming  fellow Aussie Alex de Minaur, who is in the singles field.

 

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